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A fine, set of 6, mid-18th century, Danish, parcel-gilt & walnut side chairs



Dates
Circa 1750
Description / Expertise
Each with a shaped cresting with a central, stylized parcel-gilt flowerhead. The splats are pierced with parcel-gilt coronets above stylized leaf motifs. The uprights are decorated with stylized parcel-gilt leaf motifs. The seats are caned with bargello squab cushions. Each seat frieze has a repeat of the parcel-gilt decoration on the cresting. Standing on front cabriole legs, the knees with parcel-gilt foliate decoration, terminating in parcel-gilt, ball and claw feet. The tapering back legs have a good rake and are joined by side strechers with a shaped central stretcher. There are the losses and old repairs due to age and use and traces of old woodworm. Excellent original colour and patina.
Medium
walnut and parcel-gilt
Origin
Denmark
Provenance
German Collection, Westphalian, baroque manor

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